Niger Seeks FG’s Help On Flood Disaster
— Abe Ayodeji (@AbeAyodeji8) September 14, 2018
The governor noted that the flood disaster is beyond control of the state government.
“More than 100 communities have been submerged completely by water. It doesn’t appear as if the water is receding. Infact, I think we should expect more. It is very disturbing. “The situation definitely is getting out of hand and I think it’s beyond what the state can do. At this point, we have to request support from the Federal Government,” he said.
We just had a huge flood in Niger State cos of river Niger over flow. The daft man in villa knows nothing about it. Fll trump handle he even do life update with rescue men n 1st respondents. U want to carry these PMB lies to international stage abi. #Wawu.
— Mustapha Sadiq (@MustaphaSadiq04) September 14, 2018
He noted that most of the affected communities have no food and steps must be taken to provide them food and other relieve materials.
Over 100 communities in Niger State have been submerged following the overflow of the River Niger. Farms and houses have also been destroyed, leaving residents of the affected communities homeless. pic.twitter.com/ssb59wLJL0
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) September 13, 2018
The Director General of the States Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Ibrahim Inga, had earlier disclosed that over 40 people were killed in the last three weeks in the 22 local government areas affected by the flooding in Niger state.